Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

COVID-19 Update: What Sponsors Need to Know About the New FDA Guidance

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all experiencing uncertainty. This uncertainty is impacting our personal lives, and it’s also impacting and reshaping the critical research biotech and specialty pharma companies are conducting. In the first of a special new podcast series, hear from Nach Dave, Premier Research’s Vice President of Development Strategy,...

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Snapshot: A New Guidance Document Program From the FDA

As a regulatory affairs professional advising various stakeholders on the interpretation and implementation of guidance documents from the FDA, I can safely say that the task is challenging in the best of cases. FDA guidance documents have a tendency to be vague and difficult to decode. As experts, we are always debating about what the...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Why Did My NDA Become a BLA on March 23, 2020?

During these challenging times when the world is focused on COVID-19 and the matters at hand, it’s understandable if you didn’t take much notice of March 23 as a significant date – one that’s been on the FDA’s radar for a while. March 23, 2020, was the date when certain New Drug Applications (NDAs) were...

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UPDATE – Draft FDA Guidance Concerning Combination Products

As those working in the development of combination products likely know, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two new draft guidances in December 2019. The guidances – Requesting FDA Feedback on Combination Products and Bridging for Drug-Device and Biologic-Device Combination Products– were published in response to the 21st Century Cures Act and Prescription Drug...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Transdermal Product Development

Transdermal and topical delivery systems (TDS) are important dosage forms that allow delivery of a drug to local tissue or provide systemic delivery through the skin. These drug products provide a number of advantages for patients, but can be challenging to develop. In November 2019, the FDA issued a draft guidance entitled Transdermal and Topical...

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INTERACT Meetings: Streamlining Early Clinical Development

In October 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Standard Operating Policy and Procedure (SOPP) – SOPP 8214 Version 1.0: INTERACT Meetings with Sponsors for Drugs and Biological Products. This document details recommendations for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)’s engagement with sponsors (such as industry and investigators) in an early development...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Contract Pharma – Realizing the Full Potential of Precision Medicine in Oncology

Innovation in oncology drug development is being driven by “precision medicine.” Precision medicine promises a new paradigm in oncology where every patient receives truly personalized treatment. This approach to disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention utilizes a holistic view of the patient—from their genes and their environment to their lifestyle—to make more accurate decisions. Growing at...

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Reimbursement Rules & Considerations for Medical Device Development in Asia

For medical device developers seeking to enter the diverse, complex Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, having a well-planned reimbursement strategy is critical for commercial success. Thoughtful consideration of coverage, coding, and payment should be factored into the product development cycle at its earliest stages, and understanding the reimbursement landscape in all the countries in which you intend...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Considerations for Operationalizing Pediatric Oncology Studies

Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of the genomics of pediatric cancers, and these advancements have led to the recognition that products being studied for use in adult cancer indications may have health benefits for pediatric patients. By closing the orphan drug exemption loophole and enabling earlier discussions with the FDA, the Research...

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IEEE Spectrum: Cyber attacks on Medical Devices Are on the Rise—and Manufacturers Must Respond

Cyberattacks are increasingly common in the health care industry. As the number of networked medical devices increases, so does the urgency for makers of these devices to understand and mitigate threats to device security. In an increasingly interconnected and digital world, more and more medical devices contain embedded computer systems, which can be vulnerable to...